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May 4, 2014 4:00pm PDT
caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relationship, unquote, is now emerging. item. china needs technology and germany needs markets. structural similarities and shared economic interests are key for this emerging special relationship. item, germany's approach to china is mostly driven on the need of its exporters. germany's foreign policy is based on the idea that economic exchange will lead to political and society change in china. item, china sees germany as the most useful country for its economic development. germany is an attractive
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May 3, 2014 5:30pm PDT
spokesperson says russia is besieged with pleas to intervene. how a possible pharmaceutical mega merger might slow the development of new drugs. >>> and in our signature segment, you might know him from malcolm in the middle or breaking bad, now he's on broadway. >> you cannot attribute one adjective toward lyndon johnson. >> bryan cranston sits down with jeffrey brown on pbs "news hour weekend." made possible by -- corporate funding is provided by -- additional support is provided by -- >>> from the tisch wnet studio at lincoln center in new york. >> good evening, thanks for joining us. the kremlin said today it had received thousands of calls for assistance from russian-speakers in eastern ukraine. a statement that could signal russia's intention to get more involved in the conflict there. military analysts said they saw no signs of a russian invasion. all this as ukraine continues its attack on separatists who had seized government buildings throughout ukraine. today they released the people they held captive. >> the osc observers, free after a week under the control of the self-proclaimed
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May 3, 2014 1:30am PDT
really become a conflict with russia is resonating in several directions. some of that was on display today at the white house. where president obama and german chancellor angela merkel endeavored to present a united front, punishment if russia does not disengage. >> if it continues to destabilize, eastern ukraine and disrupt this month's presidential election we will move quickly on additional steps. including further sanctions that will impose greater cost but that's a choice facing the russian leadership. gwen: some of the fallout is affecting how americans view their second term president. in the latest "wall street journal"/nbc news poll, nearly half of those surveyed say that the u.s. should be less active in world affairs. and approval of the president's handling of foreign policy has dropped to its lowest point ever. so what did the white house do this week to speak to that? alexis? >> so the president and the administration started the week by talking about another round of tough sanctions. most of the sanctions that started the week that the administration announced
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May 3, 2014 1:00am PDT
march. you would think the markets would take off today. but the escalating violence between russia and ukraine had investors on edge keeping stocks on the down side boosting gold prices by nearly $20 an ounce. wrapping up a week on wall street, one that saw the dow close at a fresh all-time high on wednesday. the blue chip stocks ended the day 46 points lower. nasdaq lost three today, s&p down for the week. each was up by a percent. >>> and she is a senior portfolio manager with wells fargo advantage funds. anne, welcome, good to have you with us. why didn't the markets, both stocks and bonds really react to the jobs numbers in a more enthusiastic way? >> you know, i think the first initial reaction was very bullish. and then there were some things that the market looked further at, probably the fact that the participation rate did go down. and also, the salary or -- i'm sorry the earnings stayed flat. so the fact that you had a lot of job creation but it did not increase earnings, that was another probably little nick to the number. >> you know a lot of people, i don't know if you're
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May 3, 2014 12:00am PDT
russia. we can push them toward china. it's not in our interest. our coalition on ukraine is canada because they have a large population and elections coming up and japan because they're japan. i like canada and japan, they're great countries, but it's not a goalings. >> charlie: we conclude with ram guha, his book india at the gandhi. >> if someone oppressed you before gandhi, you ask him to treat you like a human being or bash him. gandhi invented an alternative. collective solidarity, express to non-violent action. university, worldwide. the second thing and important thing why i think he's such a great figure is the ability to forge relations between rival religious groups -- hindu, muslim, christian, jew. >> charlie: a look at the world as it is and what it might be when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: jessica mathews is here. she is president of the carnegie endowment for international peace. it is a global foreign policy think thank headquartered in washington. her role includes gove
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May 2, 2014 6:00pm PDT
increase sanctions against russia over ukraine, outrage in nigeria over the more than 200 girls abducted by extremists, brutal conditions for young boys at schools in senegal, a new push to end the widespread killing in south sudan, plus, shields and brooks on the week's news. >> woodruff: if you saw only the headlines that came out of today's jobs report, it looked very strong. the labor department reported employers added 288,000 jobs in april-- a good deal more than economists were expecting. and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, down from 6.7% in march, to a five and a half year low. but the picture is more complicated as our newshour economics correspondent, paul solman, reports, it's part of his ongoing reporting: "making sense of financial news". >> reporter: the jobs picture brightened last month. employers reporting they added jobs at the headiest pace in more than two years, and hiring picked up in a wide swath of sectors, led by professional and business services, retail and construction. what's more, 36,000 more jobs were added in february and march than previously
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May 2, 2014 3:59pm PDT
, which means imports into russia which are important to people's standard of living will start going up. people will start feeling an impact in their pockets. at the moment, the sanctions that have targeted president putin's inner circle are not at this stage affecting ordinary people very much. only one of the banks was targeted by the sections. that affected the payment system a bit, and there was a bit of a readjustment. i think the key thing would be if further sectoral sanctions were brought in. in that case, the russian economy will suffer very badly. it's already in recession. i think it could start to spiral badly if further sanctions were imposed. it issident obama says obvious to the world these protesters are heavily backed by russia. what is the reaction to that in moscow? maintains the people in eastern ukraine are very much bying on their own, backed people who feel strongly they don't want an anti-russian government ruling over them in and that they need more control over their destiny. the moscow narrative is they don't have any influence over those in the east, they
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May 2, 2014 12:00pm PDT
and russia? >> i don't want to appear to be pompous, but when i was last here on your show during general assembly, i went out in front of the general assembly and said, look, i'm going to diversify my friends. >> charlie: because you don't believe you can depend on the united states? >> because i believe that, for egypt to grow stronger and better, we need to have more friends. when i went to moscow, before the marshal, i said in moscow this friendship is not at the expense of america. >> charlie: and do the americans accept that? >> i think they do because i think they understand the depth of our cooperation. when you're looking at military aid, i decide to buy an f-16 or whatever the number is, now, that's a project that i think about in terms of what airports and airfield i'm going to build now for a plane i'll buy in five years if not ten years. if i can't depend on you ten years from now, i won't build that airport, i can't look at that airplane. so cooperation can't be based on the politics of the day, it has to be based on the nature of the relationship. >> charlie: can i
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May 1, 2014 6:00pm PDT
region is slipping. as russia's president putin called on kiev to pull its military from the area. >> ifill: plus, the plight of india's domestic workers. many of whom are impoverished, with little in the way of pay or opportunity. >> india has strong trade unions, it has laws that protect the rights of workers, but domestic work isn't covered by them. in fact, in all but a few places, employers aren't required to pay domestic workers the legal minimum wage. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i've been around long enough to recognize the people who are out there owning it. the ones getting involved, staying engaged. they are not afraid to question the path they're on. because the one question they never want to ask is, "how did i end up here?" i started schwab with those people. people who want to take ownership of their investments, like they do in every other aspect of their lives. >> and by bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science,
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May 1, 2014 3:59pm PDT
america." ruslanawn with popstar to hear why it is not russia that she opposes but vladimir putin. two religious extremist carried out an attack in china. it killed them and one other person while injuring 79 others. >> rushing to the scene was this latest terrorist attack. authorities say knife wielding attackers slashed passengers. headingthe victims were home ahead of national all the days. this took place as the leaders his firsthe region, as president. he is lying to get tough. this latest attack appears timed to send a defiant message to the country's leader. blast, thehe president says the battle to will not allowm a moment of slight miss. we must take decisive action, he says. second railway station targeted in two months. aina blames separatists for murderous rampage. this lies in the far west. this is the chewing pakistan and afghanistan. many muslims resent what they say is beijing's repression of their religion and culture. dozens died last year in violent attacks. this might be 2000 kilometers away from the capital but it is becoming a major concern for the authorities. th
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May 1, 2014 1:00am PDT
different. right now the markets are discounting this. because it is in no one's interest to tip both russia and europe into recession. the problem is that every day the news out of ukraine suggests that everybody is losing control of developments on the ground. >> mohammed, you'r leaving pimc was said by many as abrupt. was it as abrupt as it seemed, and it seemed to be in the aftermath quite personal, i wonder if there was a connection how personal it became and the fact that pimco corporately has had a lot of outflow of capital in the past two years, so two things, was it was as abrupt as it seemed and why did it get so personal as it did? >> so i can't speak to how it was viewed. i can tell you what it is like from my end. i spent 14 wonderful years there, six years as ceo as one of the world's best investors. it was time for me to do something more different, time for me to spend more time with my daughter and have a portfolio of activities as opposed to one full-time drop. so the time is right. and what is wonderful, tyler, i leave behind a very strong firm full of talented people and
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Apr 30, 2014 6:00pm PDT
introduced legislation calling for broader, tougher sanctions to punish russia for the interference in ukraine. the civil war in south sudan is on the verge of famine. the united nations official warned today more than one million people fled the violence at the start of crucial planting season. she said she's appalled neither of the two warring leaders seems concerned by the looming disaster. violence overshadows election day in iraq as people headed to the polls today to cast ballots in parliamentary elections. at least five people died in independent attacks. jonathan rugman filed this report. >> reporter: it's the kind of democracy saddam hussein would have never allowed. but in a country now racked by sectarian violence, iraq goferred for eight years by nouri al maliki from the shia majority, a man who rarely smiles. he voted early today casting this election as a referendum on his war against terror. >> i wish to see a huge turnout. god willing, we'll celebrate the success of this election and defeat terrorism and those who bet the election would be postponed. >> reporter: in par
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Apr 30, 2014 3:59pm PDT
international monetary fund approved a two-year $17 billion loan package for ukraine. it comes as russia's foreign ministry is calling on kiev to tone down the rhetoric after ukraine's president says the country's military is on full combat alert in case of invasion. moscow claims he is trying to intimidate his own population. for more, i spoke with republican senator john barrasso, who has recently returned from a visit to the region. if i could start with the news that has come in from the international monetary fund of the $17 billion loan package for ukraine. do you welcome that? >> i do. i think it will be helpful, and the message from putin continues to be a significant propaganda in russian broadcast all around the region. you hear it in latvia, lithuania, moldova. all concerns to the people there because it is a lot of lies from putin, which are trying to undermine what is happening in .kraine >> how tense was the situation in ukraine? >> i was there the day the russian helicopters landed just north of crimea and tipped over the gas plant, which tells you to important energy is rus
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Apr 30, 2014 1:00am PDT
macro issues, for example, oil prices and the problems with russia and ukraine that would keep us still trying to keep a portfolio of bonds just in case. >> and we see utilities doing phenomenally, what do you think about utilities? is that still a good place to park your money? >> i tell you utilities are doing great, they beat most hedge funds in the market. utilities are still a good place to be. they may be for the classic widows and orphan's portfolio but they have still had a robust group. >> thank you for coming by. >>> well, mixed news in housing to tell you about. the commerce department says that home ownership in the u.s. fell during the first quarter of the year to just 65%. that is the lowest level overall in nearly two decades, part of the problem, home prices are too high for many would-be buyers, especially for first timers. just today, the home price index for february reported a 12% increase in prices in the nation's biggest cities year over year. but prices barely budgeted from prior months. >>> and people who helped to guide the interest rates, the federal rese
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Apr 29, 2014 6:00pm PDT
trafficked in and out of these cities. >> woodruff: russia still has thousands of its own troops massed near ukraine's eastern border. the state department defended secretary john kerry today, over comments that israel could become an apartheid state, unless there's peace with the palestinians. he said it friday, warning israel could wind up with two classes of citizens. in a statement last night, kerry conceded: if i could rewind the tape, i would have chosen a different word. a spokeswoman said today any suggestion that kerry is anti-israel is "completely absurd." the supreme court has upheld federal efforts to stop power plant emissions from blowing across state lines. by six to two today, the justices re-instated a rule adopted in 2011. it requires plants in 27 midwestern and appalachian states to limit pollution that blows downwind to other states. a lower court had blocked the rule from taking effect. house speaker john boehner tried today to smooth ruffled republican feathers, over immigration reform. the dust-up began last week when boehner addressed the immigration issue during
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Apr 29, 2014 3:59pm PDT
more and more control in eastern ukraine. pro-russia activists smashed their way into the regional administration building and -- in luhansk. with the windows broken, the crowd could climb in. of theirade no secret political sympathies. these are supporters of moscow who reject ukraine's pro eu government, which they see as illegitimate. a they are devising referendum on breaking away from kiev. it was not long before the governor's office had a new receptionist. the intruders are determined to stay. as for the police, they did nothing to stop this. they left the building without fighting back. >> the overwhelming majority of law enforcement bodies in the east are incapable of fulfilling their duty to defend our citizens. all the representatives of the services who are unable to fulfill their professional duties will be fired. >> for days now, pro-russian haves, some heavily armed, been seizing government buildings and police stations across the nation. the west accuses russia of stoking separatist sentiment here and escalating tension. today, the eu announced new sanctions against
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Apr 29, 2014 12:00pm PDT
not. >> charlie: because russia has the veto. yes? s>> so far, we have nearly 700,000 refugees in our country. about 200,000 of them live in tents and 500,000 of them live in the cities and we have so far spent $3.5 billion for them. the support from other countries where the effort is $150 million, out of which $50 million came from saudi arabia, 25 million from the u.n. and others from a number of countries. but the total amount we've spent so far is $3.5 billion because we host them, we provide food, education, we try to provide assistance to these people, and we want the west to be heard as well. we should be in closer solidarity with the united states in this for example, but we're unable to do this. nothing came out of the geneva talks. we are together with a number of countries in nato. we have a partnership with the u.s. so all those relationships ought to mean something. there are lots of people who are internally displaced, millions, and there are almost 200,000 people who have died. doing nothing and just watching is unacceptable. where is the u.n.? where is the u.s.? w
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Apr 29, 2014 1:00am PDT
keeping a close eye on today relations between the united states and russia after the white house ramped up economic sanctions against individuals and entities licensed to export to russia. john harwood joins us from washington with more on the sanctions and russia's response. john, are these new sanctions, the big sanctions on whole sectors of the russian economy that some have expected or more of a little slap here and a nugy from? >> reporter: it's an increasing number of nugies before they get to the large scale transactions. treasure secretary explained to mitch mitch today what the rationale is behind the administration's approach. >> these are very important sanctions. they are sanctions that will get their attention. i think our goal is to move in a systematic way, careful way, a way that gives them a chance to change their policy and take a different course. our goal here is obviously not to hurt the russian people, it's to get them to change their policy. >> reporter: give them a chance to change the policy. that's the off-ramp that president obama and secretary of state john k
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Apr 28, 2014 6:00pm PDT
the demonstrators forced to flee. those agitating in favor of russia deny they're doing moscow's bidding but the us government sees president putin's hand and today imposed further sanctions on some of the russian leader's closest friends. 17 companies are sanctioned including some controlled by putin associates: gennady timchenko, a billionaire; and arkady rotenberg, his judo d friend. amongst the seven individuals sanctioned are: dmitry kozak, deputy prime minister of the russian federation; igor sechin, the president of rosneft, the world's largest traded oil company. sechin, one of president putin's closets advisors, is sanctioned as an individual but it's hard to separate the man from the company, rosneft. here he is a year ago with the head of b.p., bob dudley. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's great for me to welcome igor ivanovich here at b.p. today. i think this is the beginning today of a great partnership between b.p. and rosneft. >> reporter: b.p. has a 20% stake in rosneft, to which it said today it remained committed. rosneft said the sanctions wouldn't affect cooperati
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Apr 28, 2014 3:59pm PDT
on russia. including 17 firms and sanctioning seven more russian officials. the bbc is in the eastern ukraine and has the latest for us. >> in eastern ukraine, it takes courage. out to, they have come call for a united ukraine. just wait five minutes, this man says, then, we will show you. attacked withoups firecrackers and baseball bats. the police did nothing to stop this. they have been battered into submission. the violence is escalating. ukraine -- he is fighting for his life in the hospital. who wasfilmed the mayor considered pro-russian. are blocking kiev his office and he has become a critic of the old government and a supporter of the ukraine. you will not find many of those here. we found pro-russian militants had sees the council building and the local police station. the crowd sang about the ussr. the militia that seized control here said that they had no trouble at all taking this building. they said they came and walked in stop there was no security and no one to stop them. theimir told me that operation will not stop here. maybe, in brussels or berlin. confident
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Apr 27, 2014 5:30pm PDT
. >>> in our signature segment,ic maing sense of the showdown between russia and ukraine. the long, complicated history you might not have heard and the housing recovery slows. what it means for the economy next on pbs "news hour weekend". >> pbs "news hour weekend" is made possible by louis b. and hirschfeld coleman. judy and josh westin. joyce b. hale. the wallick family in memory of miriam and ira d. wallick and the cheryl milstein family. bernard and irene schwartz. rosalynn p. walter and corporate funding is provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we are your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tisch wnetcenters in new york this is pbs news hour weekend. >> good evening. i'm allison stewart. the pro-russian separatist displayed ukrainians had his men recently took hostage. seven of those being held are european observers who the separatists claim, are a charge re
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Apr 27, 2014 5:00pm PDT
between russia and ukraine. the long, complicated history you might not have heard and the housing recovery slows. what it means for the economy next on pbs "news hour weekend". >> pbs "news hour weekend" is made possible by louis b. and hirschfeld coleman. judy and josh westin. joyce b. hale. the wallick family in memof
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Apr 26, 2014 5:30pm PDT
russian separatists, new sanction against russia. in our signature segment, wide area surveillance, every person, every car, monitored from the sky. >> it allows us to rewind time and go back and see events that we didn't know occurred at the time they occurred. >> and some of the biggest companies in silicon valley settle a big lawsuit. next on "pbs news hour weekend." corporate funding is provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we are your retirement company. edded additional support is provided by and by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by -- and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tish w.e. studios in lincoln center in new york, this is pbs "news hour weekend." >> good evening, thanks for joining us. secretary of state john kerry and russian feign minister sergie lavrov conferred by telephone today in the latest effort to defuse the crisis in ukraine. russian separatists who occupy government buildings aross eastern ukraine three weeks ago say they are willin
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Apr 26, 2014 1:00am PDT
russia and the ukraine as the u.s. warned of even tougher sanctions against russia, meanwhile, s&p downgraded russia's grading one notch above status. >>> and stocks were not pretty and were enough to wipe out all of the week's gains, nasdaq fell 1120, the s&p lost 15. now, with a closer look at how all the saber rattling out of russia is impacting markets in and around the globe and what else is giving the traders the jitters. >> stock markets around the world again came to the conclusion that geo-political risks matter. ukraine and russia is a big driver behind friday's selloff. and even though ukraine is thousands of miles away and has little to do with the u.s. economy it still matters, armed conflict anywhere around the world has a way of sending investors to the sidelines. >> i worry about if russia spills over to europe. and europe happens to be the second largest global economy in the world. so if the tension there spreads into europe that will affect the u.s. companies that sell their good goods and services there and i believe it is reason to be concerned and we're watchi
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Apr 25, 2014 6:00pm PDT
military moves prompted a new blast today from russia's foreign minister, sergei lavrov in moscow. >> ( translated ): some 160 tanks and some 250 armored personnel carriers and other heavy military hardware, are waging a war with their own people. this is a bloody crime, and those who pushed the army to do that will pay, i am sure, and >> woodruff: russian forces were on the move, as well, in maneuvers. ukrainian officials claimed they had come within 1,100 yards of the border. and acting prime minister arseny yatsenyuk sounded an alarm. >> ( translated ): military aggression by russia on ukraine's territory will lead to military conflict in europe. the world has not yet forgotten world war ii, but russia already wants to start world war iii. >> woodruff: last night, secretary of state john kerry had accused moscow of fomenting trouble in ukraine, in direct violation of last week's agreement in geneva. >> if russia continues in this direction, it will not just be grave mistake, it will be an expensive mistake >> woodruff: but russia's lavrov rejected the criticism today. he insist
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